High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

At 110000UTC, low 49 north 28 west 984 expected 52 north 13 west 991 by 120000UTC. High 64 north 45 west 1016 expected 68 north 28 west 1012 by same time. High 70 north 04 west 1012 dissipating. at 110000UTC. Low 69 north 21 west 1003 expected 66 north 06 west 1002 by 120000UTC

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours


Southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Rough or very rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Cyclonic 5 to 7. Rough or very rough. Rain or thundery showers. Poor.


In south, cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming easterly 6 to gale 8 for a time in south. in north, variable 4, becoming easterly 5 to 7. Rough or very rough. In south, rain or thundery showers. in north, rain. Poor.


In southeast, southeasterly 4 or 5. in northwest, northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Rough or very rough. Showers. Moderate or good.


Southeast veering southwest, 4 or 5. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south. Showers. Moderate or good.

Southeast Iceland

Northeasterly becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6. Rough, becoming moderate later in northwest. Showers. Moderate or good.

East Northern Section

In far northwest

Variable 3 or 4. Rough becoming moderate. Showers later. Good.

In far southeast

Easterly 4 or 5, backing northeasterly 6 to gale 8. Rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In rest of area

Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, backing northwesterly 4 or 5 later. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Rain until later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

West Northern Section

In north

Westerly 3 to 5, backing southwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Showers, sleet later. Good, occasionally poor later. Occasional light icing expected later in northwest.

In south

Northerly or northeasterly 4 to 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7. Rough, occasionally very rough in southeast. Fair, rain spreading east later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

East Central Section

Cyclonic, mainly northwesterly, 6 to gale 8. Very rough or high. Rain or squally and thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

West Central Section

Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, backing westerly 4 or 5, then southwesterly 5 to 7 later in northwest. Rough or very rough. Showers, squally at first, rain later in northwest. Good, occasionally poor.

Denmark Strait

Cyclonic 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in east, becoming variable 2 to 4, then northeasterly 5 to 7 later in far west. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south. Occasional snow. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Light or moderate icing expected in the northeast within 50 miles of the ice edge at first with temperatures ms05 to ms07, and then later in far southwest with temperatures ms03 to ms05.

North Iceland

Cyclonic, mainly northwesterly, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south. Rain or sleet in south, snow elsewhere. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Moderate or severe icing expected until 120000utc west of 15 west within 50 miles of the ice edge, with temperatures ms06 to ms09.

Norwegian Basin

In west

Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough. Rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate. Rain at times in far west. Moderate or good.

In east

Easterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Violent storms possible in West Northern Section. Storms expected in West Central Section. Gales expected in Sole, Rockall, East Northern Section, East Central Section and Denmark Strait.

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